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Barça must 'allow' Araújo and Koundé to become the best duo in the world

Published:3/03/2023 - 17:16h

Updated:5/03/2023 - 03:45h

Jules Koundé and Ronald Araújo are the two defenders who completely changed Barça. When they are there, the team usually defends much better, to the point of becoming dominant. The problem is that for both of them to become a pair of legendary central defenders, Barcelona must do a lot on their part.

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The FC Barcelona has given an important jump in his forward with the signing of Robert Lewandowski, one of the best goleadores of the history, and the arrival of Raphinha to reinforce the extreme. However, the true jump of the Barça has arrived in his defence, where Andreas Christensen, Marcos Alonso and especially Jules Koundé have attained that the culés happen to have serious problems backwards to be a solid team and much more compensated.

Although Marcos and especially Christensen are giving a very high level, is the ex French of the Seville the one who has done that the picture blaugrana pass to the following level. His polivalencia to play of right side is coming him of 'perlas' to Xavi Hernández, that is using him a lot of here by the fault of a carrilero title in the staff. Nevertheless, the Frenchman already has showed in crowd of occasions that is like defender when it takes out the best of himself and is dominant for real.

The international 'bleu' showed his enormous quality in the centre of the saga this past Thursday in Santiago Bernbéu, 'turning off' completely all the fires, 'drying' to Karim Benzema and taking out all what arrived by his zone. To his side, this time like right-handed side, had to Ronald Araújo that it is the another big defensive leader of the Barcelona. The charrúa, that against the Real Madrid always plays in band for 'brake' to Vinicius Jr, went back to give an exhibition in the his and exasperated to the Brazilian as of habit.

Jules Koundé en el Girona-Barça

Have backwards to two 'animal' as the Uruguayan and the French in defence is a lujazo for the Barça and for his trainer. Even taking out of place to one of them the team notices his presence and the security and solidity that give. However, the reality is that the culés almost always are desaprovechando this campaign to one of them, especially to Jules, that is the one who more is playing of carrilero.

Koundé And Araújo, a pair that can be historical


Along the course, Araújo and Koundé have coincided only in two parties like head offices, against the Intercity in Glass of Rey and in front of the Real Betis in the 'semis' of the Supercopa of Spain. In all the other in which both have been on the terrain of game, or one or another have initiated in the right side. The absence of a pure side that can be solid backwards is depriving to the barcelonismo and to the world of the football in general to see the one who by conditions, youth, character and level could be definitely the best couple of defenders of the planet.

If being one in band and the another in the centre already are marking the difference, if Xavi can plant them together in the saga both go to form one of these pairs that can finish being historical. Ronald is probably the best head office of the world, whereas the Frenchman can go in easily in the 'top 5'. Jointing them will arrive the following jump of the Barcelona, that will win even more solidity and also gone out of balloon, since Jules here yes is the best or as little it is between the best with Josko Gvardiol, Mattijs of Ligt and Virgil go Dijk.

Ronald Araújo, jugador del FC Barcelona

But so that the míster of Terrassa have the possibility to joint them, the Barça before has to fichar a right-handed side of level that solve once and for all the problems that drags in this zone. Follow with 'patches' as Héctor Bellerín, as it also has been and keeps on being Sergi Roberto, or as they are Araújo and Koundé when it touches them play here, is a luxury that a team champion can not allow.


It is true that the French is a carrilero remarkable in many respects, but in spite of his evident quality with the ball ofensivamente has quite a lot of limitations and notices that it is not his ideal position. Like head office, instead, yes is one of the best, by what no can him follow limiting to him neither can follow limiting the 'ceiling' of the team, that in attack needs something more than what can give Jules and in defence much more of what gives for example Sergi.

Foyth, the perfect side for this Barça

In the entity have to put the 'batteries' this summer for fichar at last to this footballer that allow that Xavi plant to the couple Araújo-Koundé in the centre of regular form. Julián Araujo, recently arrived to the Barça Atlètic, could be an option of future, but the barcelonistas need to a reality for already. Like options, is speaking a lot of Benjamin Pavard, that finish agreement and that it could leave the Bayern of Munich, but the best option that has the Barcelona plays in the Villarreal and calls Juan Foyth.

Juan Foyth y Vinicius Jr en el Villarreal vs Real Madrid

The Argentinian, flamante champion of the world with his country in Qatar, went the favourite of the Barcelona this past summer, but his high price put his impossible signing. It seems that the 'groguets' are not had to leave him go by less than what stipulates his clause of rescission, that is of more than 50 million euros. It is a lot of and is not clear that the Barça go to be able to spend this dineral by fault of the 'Fair Play' of LaLiga, but still with this is an operation that have to try.

Saving the distances, Foyth gathers the same qualities of Koundé like defensive side, but in attack can give more. The same that the Frenchman, he was central before reconverting like carrilero, but over time has done of the all to the place and at present is one of the best of LaLiga. In defence is very aggressive without balloon, is a big marker in the one against one, is fast and has a big exit of balloon.

Ofensivamente, the defender of The Silver of 25 years does not have the fluidity of the sides 'top', but is very intelligent, knows to use his arms and has learnt to be very useful here. It would not be neither much less a limitation for the barcelonistas, that would have at last to the player that carry years looking for. It is the piece that is missing him to the Barça to be able to bet by which will be the best couple of defenders of the world and happen like this to the following level.

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